Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene

credit: Richmond Lam

Broken Social Scene are an alternative rock collective - originally founded by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning at the tail end of the 90s they formed the Broken family with members of Metric, Do Make Say Think and Stars as well as Grammy-nominated Feist. They are one of the most enduring and influential indie groups to come out of the early-aughts, their debut You Forgot It In People largely defined the “indie rock” era coming out of Canada. Across five albums, the band have two gold records, have sold over a million records worldwide, have 8 JUNO Award nominations with 3 wins, and 2 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominations.
2018 saw Broken Social Scene touring their most recent JUNO Award nominated full length release, Hug Of Thunder and 2019 kicks off with All I Want, the lead single from the upcoming Let’s Try The After Vol. 1 EP. In a statement, bandleader Kevin Drew said of the project, “The point is to keep going. We have more to give”. Catch them on the road this year.



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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Pop
From: Toronto, ON, CANADA